- Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of endoproteases that require zinc and calcium for expressing catalytic activity. These enzymes play a central role in the maintenance and remodeling of the extracellular matrix. Elevated expression of their activity, caused either by up- regulation of their expression or down-regulation of their cognate inhibitors, has been implicated in various degenerative disorders, including arthritis, cardiovascular disease, skeletal growth-plate disorders, and cancer metastasis. MMP-1 is a secreted collagenase with specificity toward Type I, II, III, VII, and X collagens. Recombinant human MMP-1 is a 42.7 kDa protein containing the entire catalytic N-terminal domain and the C-terminal domain which is involved in substrate specificity and in binding TIMP-1.
- Product Overview
- Human MMP1 expressed in E.coli
- CAT# CSC-CTK0368-10 (10 μg); CAT# CSC-CTK0368-50 (50 μg)
- Greater than 98% as determined by HPLC and SDS-PAGE analysis.
- MMP-1 activity was measured by its ability to cleave a chromogenic peptide MMP-1 substrate at room temperature. At an MMP-1 concentration of 2.5 μg/ml, 50% cleavage was achieved at an incubation time of approximately 25 minutes.
- Endotoxin Level
- Less than 1 EU/μg.
- Lyophilized from a sterile-filtered protein soluti on in 10 mM sodium phosphate (pH 7.5) and 0.1 mM calcium chloride.
- Please centrifuge product briefly before opening vial. The lyophilized protein should be reconstituted in sterile, ultra-pure water to a concentration of 0.1 - 1.0 mg/ml. This solution can then be diluted into other aqueous buffers and stored at -20°C for future use.
- Storage & Stability
- The lyophilized protein, though stable at room temperature for up to 3 weeks, is best stored desiccated at -20°C. Reconstituted protein should be used immediately or stored long-term in undiluted working aliquots at -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
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